SEWER INSPECTIONS FOR HOME BUYERS…..Call a professional!
Very few property owners are aware that they are responsible for the sewer line (sewer lateral) from the building to the city main. Broken, flat, bellied, offset, or root-infested sewer lines can cause sewage to back up into the house or commercial building leading to extensive property damage in the home or business. Sewer back-ups can cause thousands of dollars in property damage and loss of valuable operating time for businesses.
Although insurance companies will usually pay for cleanup and restoration caused by a sewer back up; repair or replacement of the line is excluded, which can cost tens of thousands of dollars. Standard home inspections do not cover the structural integrity or condition of sewer lines or septic lines. Nor do inspectors usually have the proper equipment or expertise to make an informed decision on what is going on with the sewer pipe or septic system.
Having the sewer line or septic line inspected by a professional sewer inspector prior to purchasing a property is a proactive approach to making an educated buying decision, plan for upcoming maintenance, budget for necessary repairs, or gain valuable purchase price negotiation. Most homebuyers don’t know that having a sewer line or septic system replaced is the most costly home repair they can make. Northeast Sewer & Drain Service has tripled our sewer line inspections over the past couple of year. Many times we are called back in after home purchase has taken place to inspect what homeowners were told was a satisfactory sewer line. In most cases the inspector did not have the necessary camera length to properly inspect the line all the way to the city main. Or what looked like a root infiltration was indeed a break in the sewer line.
Lawsuit result from inadequate inspections.
Take the time to hire a qualified inspector.
If you can’t find one, call your local municipality they will be able to give you the name of a reputable sewer inspector.
We work many local inspectors for quality drain inspection.
Call Northeast Sewer & Drain Service or visit our web site www.northeastsewer.com